Listening to music while riding is controversial but the evidence regarding safety cuts both ways and a favourite tune can boost performance
We ruminate on riding against the machine: should we use data all the time when cycling?
They may be bombproof but tubeless tyres have yet to catch on in the ranks of the pro peloton; Simon Smythe asks why
Brands will always have data to back up the bikes they make - but what trends do those building bikes for individuals see?
Simon Smythe wonders whether road riders need to avoid chain slap in the same way mountain bikers do
With incredibly broad cassette ranges with larger gears now the norm, we ponder the future of compact chainsets
Will yet another extra sprocket make us better cyclists? We look at the possibility of 12-speed groupsets on road bikes, and the benefits they could offer.
Optimising aerodynamics is a trade-off between perfection and real-world versatility
Travelling with a bike is a faff, and with many destinations offering hire options, it’s never been easier to outsource your holiday machine
Could the simplicity and low weight of a 1x set-up outweight its flaws? Quieter, more secure, lighter — these are just some of the praises our dirt-riding brethren have been…
The lengths manufacturers go to to perfect their rubber suggest there is more to tyre make-up than meets the eye
Is there more to a good cycling shoe than a super-stiff sole? James Bracey investigates…
Thanks to interactive apps, the days of staring at a garage wall are gone; but how much do you need to spend to get the most out of turbo training?
Aero road helmet: The latest wind-cheating lids are a common sight in the pro peloton - but does the everyday rider need one?
Simon Smythe and Paul Norman evaluate the real-world benefits of cutting-edge skinsuits that promise to cut drag to a minimum
Featherweight frames are set to plummet still further thanks to graphene carbon
High-end carbon wheels can turbo-charge your performance and boost your morale — But is it worth upgrading to anything other than this miracle material?
Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome both used non-round chainrings on their way to winning the Tour de France. But do they really help?
Should you go for an aero bike or a lightweight bike? Should you ride deep section wheels or lightweight climbing hoops? Dr Oliver Bridgewood finds out which buying consideration is…
Could the overuse of discs on long descents prove catastrophic? Cycling Weekly investigates
Disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are quite a new phenomenon. It was only in 2010 that the UCI sanctioned disc brakes on cyclo-cross bikes, with road bikes experimentally following along…
Strength training is now a mainstay of the pro peloton, but is hitting the gym worth the time investment for an amateur racer? Dr Oliver Bridgewood embarks on an eight-week…
We ask whether the direct-drive turbo trainers are the way forward over conventional ‘wheel-in’ trainers
We ponder if dropping the UCI weight limit will cause more problems than it solves for disc brake evolutionists
James Bracey weighs up the pros and cons of solid tyres for winter riding